A new Disney animated film that stars Lion King actor Gerard Butler and will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday is gaining traction in its first days of release in the United States.
The Lion Kingdom, a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 2003 classic that stars Butler, will begin screenings at the Disney-owned AMC theater on Wednesday, and then the film will be shown at other theaters across the country, including New York City’s theater chains and the Universal City Studios.
The film is billed as a reimagining of the classic story of King Kefka, a wise-cracking black bear who leads a kingdom of fairytale creatures in an epic quest to free the kingdom of the evil sorcerer, Gaston.
The film’s star, Gerard Butler, has a cameo in the film.
It has been criticized by critics who say the film has too many dark and depressing moments, and that the plot lacks a strong sense of direction.
It is the latest Disney project to be criticized by the media.
It has been a year since it was announced that the company had sold off some of its movies, including the Beauty and the Beast and Beauty and The Beast franchises.
The movie was expected to open in the high $20 million range, but the company has since said it will not release the film in the U.S. It had originally planned to release it in North America, but a change in the studio’s marketing strategy saw that decision delayed to June, when it will debut in the European Union.